So you might have heard that the Backstreet Boys documentary Show 'Em What You're Made Of released yesterday in theatres and on VOD. If you haven't? Hey that's okay too. While there was a time when they were the biggest group in the world just suddenly one day they weren't.
So while many Backstreet fans are collectively on a bit of a high right now from the release of the film a good portion of the general public hasn't even bat an eye and there's a good chance that you're one of them. If you are maybe you should reconsider.Show 'Em What You're Made Of is a surprisingly good film. Honestly. Even when you look at it objectively, silencing that hysterical shrieking and sobbing obsessively TRL voting inner tween/teenager it's a solid documentary.
The stereotypical "You'll laugh! You'll cry!" actually rings true with this film in part because of how honest they are. It doesn't always paint them in a good light - personally one of the many things going through my mind after my initial viewing was "Fuck Nick Carter"
- and it doesn't shy away from things like their manufactured start, legal issues with Lou Pearlman, internal band conflicts and how they aren't the same group they once were.
So anyway long story short I put together this list of some, but not nearly all, of the highlights from the doc. Enjoy and KTBSPA.
Howie was originally the group's lead singer
This one is a bit of a cheat because it isn't some kind of revelation or secret to a lot of people who are big fans of the group. After some discussions about vocals in the Backstreet Boys posts from yesterday I figured I would include this since I guessed that some casual fans and ONTD members in general might not know this. When the group was initially formed Howie was actually the lead vocalist. This shifted slightly when Kevin suggested that his cousin Brian join the group but Howie was still pretty much in the foreground.
Check out this promo video from 1993 for a hint of BSB's original sound.( Collapse )Source:
Me and my copy of Show 'Em What You're Made Of
Thanks for listening to me ramble ONTD! But seriously if you have some time and are looking for something to watch check it out. It's available pretty much everywhere on VOD in North America right now.